Wooded hills dot the landscape alongside open grassland and arable land. The corn is already chopped on some fields, on others it still stands tall. The Upper Palatinate east of Bayreuth is very picturesque. This is where the contracting company Enslein is based, founded 12 years ago by the plant manager. After graduating from agricultural college in Weihenstephan and doing some practical semesters, he knew he wanted to set up his own contracting company. The business grew little by little and expanded again four years ago, when another contractor cut down on his own work. Contractor Enslein took the offer and acquired the other firm's machines and customers. Today, its agricultural customers are made up predominantly of dairy farms and he explains, "we have up to 80 customers, which of course requires a lot of organisation on my part. But then again, I am more independent than if I worked for just one major customer. If that went wrong, it would make a noticeable impact on orders". Most of Enslein's customers are within a radius of about 20 km. He also gets work from companies further afield: "But then only through my personal network, like people I know from college".
We didn't have to re-learn anything, because the chopper works like the tractor.